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2006.01.19> For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2243 - email: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

"Color Me Human" Diversity Week Begins Jan. 30 at UNO

Omaha - Faculty, staff and students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will have an opportunity to learn about cultures other than their own Jan. 30-Feb. 3 during "Color Me Human" Diversity Week.

The fourth annual event, coordinated by the American Multicultural Student Agency (AMS), a Student Government agency, will feature a variety of art and literary presentations, as well as a multi-ethnic luncheon and performance.

The public is invited to attend the events, which will be held on the UNO campus. All activities are free, with the exception of the luncheon. The schedule is listed below.

Monday, Jan. 30
Cultural Organization and Department Fair 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room and Ballroom

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Poetry Open Mic 
Featuring SPOWkun Word and NCNW
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MBSC Nebraska Room

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Barbee Cain
Henna Art Demonstration  
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MBSC Nebraska Room

Thursday, Feb. 2
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Latino Musician 
Noon to 1 p.m.
MBSC Nebraska Room 
This event is co-sponsored by The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies at UNO.

Friday, Feb. 3
Color Me Human Luncheon 
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom  

This event will feature a multi-ethnic luncheon and a performance of "Dr. King's Dream" by Mixedblood Theater. Tickets are available in the MBSC Business Office, located on the second floor of the MBSC, or by calling 402.554.2979. They are $3 for UNO students, $5 for faculty and staff, and $7 for the general public.

For more information, contact Erin Cron, AMS adviser, at 402.554.2711.

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